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Sihyun Water Pollution
Transcript of Sihyun Water Pollution
Water pollution is the contamination of any types of bodies of water (lakes, ponds, rivers, etc.). This occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into bodies of waters. Several types of water pollution are nutrient pollution (which is caused when fertilizers get in to the water and algae grows and shuts out the sun), surface water pollution (this is when dangerous chemicals are dissolved in the water), and groundwater pollution (this occurs when pesticides soak into groundwater and dissolve).
March 22 is marked World Water Day, a United Nations-sponsored campaign to raise awareness of clean drinking water, drought, sanitation and other water issues. If you want to protect water and the waterways here are some ideas:
Buy more environmentally safe cleaning liquids
If you live by water, plant trees and flowers
Use your water wisely. Don't keep your tap on when you're not using it
Why should we protect the Mississippi?
The animals that live in the Mississippi die every year because chemicals poison them. The garbage that we throw away gets tangled on to them and some animals eat the trash.
How does this effect Humans?
The toxins in the river can cause lung cancer when breathed in and drinking the water can cause cholera and typhoid. When the fish population decreases our food supply decreases. If most of the fish diesapper then the fisherman might add more money to the original price with leads to arguement. People can get hepatitis if they eat poisonous seafood.
What did we do to the Mississippi?
Besides the Ohio River, the Mississippi is the second most polluted US waterway. In 2010, more than 12.7 million pounds of chemicals (such as nitrates, arsenic, benzene, and mercury) were dumped in the Mississippi River. Soon the water became nasty and poisionous. Every year, people that need water that comes from the Mississippi become sick from the dirty water.
Water Pollution in the Mississippi River
How can we protect the Mississippi?
The websites that I used: http://eschooltoday.com/pollution/water-pollution/effects-of-water-pollution.html, http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/health-matters/mississippi-river-is-the-second-most-polluted-u-s-waterway/ article_bce8579-7449-11e1-9b27-001aflbcf6878.html and http://www.americanrivers.org/rivers/fun/america-runs-on-the-mississippi-river/#sthash.1BKwHUP6.dpuf.
The animals might feel
full but their digestive system can't break it down easily. Soon the slow disappearence of the animals will affect us.
Other Interesting Facts:
The top five most polluted US waterways are The Ohio River, the Mississippi River, the New River, the Savannah River, and the Delaware River
The Mississippi runs through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana
By: Sihyun Sung